• Every teacher can improve As a teacher I have always held the belief that every one of my students can improve.  As a Leader, I hold the same belief about myself and the colleagues I work with, that is, that every teacher can improve.  I like to think of myself as a ‘glass-half-full’ person and… Continue Reading

  • Coderspace

    Coderspace is a program developed by Ivanhoe alumni Heath Gilham.  Below is a reflection from one of the attendees and Year 5 Digital Leader, Kiki. Over the term two holidays, five students (including myself) went to a holiday program run at the school called Coderspace. The program was run to teach us how to do… Continue Reading

  • What is a BUZZ?

    I read a book over the last summer school holidays titled ‘The Buzz – Creating a thriving and collaborative learning community’ by Tracey Ezard. It was recommended to me by a colleague, who passionately stated “once you start reading it you won’t be able to put it down”. I must admit I find a lot… Continue Reading

  • Sumo Wrestling – Lego Robotic style

    One of my favourite things about teaching at Ivanhoe is the opportunity to teach using different technologies and give students the opportunity to learn something new while having fun. The Year 9 Games and Robotics course allows this to happen in some very exciting ways. For the moment, I’d like you to think to think… Continue Reading

  • The journey is the reward

    As the ancient Chinese proverb goes, the journey is the reward.  School can often be about the destination, the end product over the process but it is the challenges that we face and conquer on the journey that truly bring learning alive.  In Year 7 Multimedia, the challenge put forth to the four classes was to build… Continue Reading

  • TeachTechPlay Touchcasts – Digital Leaders

    A highlight listed by many of the teachers that attended the TeachTechPlay conference was the heavy involvement of students in making the conference amazing.  Below are reflections from the four Digital Leaders that attended and filmed the conference.  They have also created amazing TeachTechPlay Touchcasts to capture the highlights. From Joel & Mia Our  favourite… Continue Reading

  • Wellbeing and Technology

    I attended a Positive Education School Association conference which gave me an opportunity to  gain access to resources, stories of best practice, latest research and linking us with leaders in the field of Positive Education. I wanted to share with you some really exciting Mental Health and Wellbeing apps that we were introduced to and would… Continue Reading